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THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT.
Irwin, Gunnison Co., Colorado. ■ THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1880. 1 We do not belong to our patrons; The Pilot is wholly our own; Those who like it can take it, Those who don’t, can let it alone. Irwin is in need of a bank worse than anything else. ♦ » ♦ A ton of silver, at the standard rate, is worth $37,7°9-57- Good, practical miners are in de mand at $4.00 per day. ♦ ♦ 'Mr. J. H. Havron has commenced work on the hotel building on Ninth street, to be completed as soon as pos-: sible. The log building, 25 by 50, on j Ninth street, the property of Levi & Co., was put up by H. H. Pell, con tractor. It is one of the best built houses in town. Prof. J. S. Newberry, of Columbia College School of Mines, expects to spend his summer in the west examin ing the mines and investigating geo logical questions of interest. Those handsome business cards of Cornwall, Craven'& Cornwall, min eral surveyors and assayers, were printed at the Pilot office, as also were those neat letter-heads of Thomp son & Fuller, real estate dealers, t Mr. John McCormick, contractor, is erecting Brown & Slosson’s outfitting store on Ninth street above the post office. It is to be 22 feet w'ide by 54 feet, and when finished it will be one of the best buildings of the kind in town. Mr. Wm. Amie, an old Rositafriend, whoTs here prospecting for a compa- 1 ny, happened in our office as we w r cre getting dinner, and added : “ Choice Venison Steak ” to our bill : of fare. Friend Amie had just return- ! ed from the reservation, where he had : killed two fine'deer. - The immense number of Pilots sent | • off by mail last Thursday, caused a! ; “ run ” on.the stamp department of 1 our postoffice. At nightfall not a pa per wrapper, one, two or three cent stamp was to be had. So, you see, , the Pilot has already commenced to , make business for Irwin. The term “ Tenderfoot,” originat ed in Montana and was applied by Californians to immigrants from the states east of the Rocky mountains, who were generally pilgrims who had followed an ox team into the country. In return, the Tenderfeet called Pa cific coast people the “ Other Siders.” Instead of running all over the dis- 1 trict and staking dozens of claims, it would be better to make only one lo t cation and devote your time develop- , ing it. This hogishness of some men not only proves bad policy for them selves, but is injurious to the camp in which they live. Be satisfied with the number of claims you can work, and 1 give some one else a chance. The work on Harding Bros.’ three j mammoth store buildings on Ninth j street above the postoffice, is being; pushed forward as rapidly as possible. The dimensions of each building is to be 22 feet front by 51 feet deep with a j ceiling 16 feet high from the floor, j making three large and commodious l store rooms, suitable for all kinds of mercantile business. Mr. John McCormick, who has the contract for erecting these buildings, informs us that all of them will be ready to occupy about the first week in July. Many of our eastern contemporaries j are under the impression that Gunni-; son City is a mining town, and speak | of it as such. Eastern men also come to Colorado with that idea and when j they arrive at Gunnison City, get an ! introduction to the dust and wind, ; and learn that the nearest mines are , over thirty miles distant, they say “ what a set of liars these western people are,” listen to nothing more, but order their baggage checked for the east, and take the back track.'. Now, if these gentlemen had been' properly informed they would have known that the mining towns of Gun nison county were Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Crested Butte, Gothic, Pit kin and Aspen. When you are look- • ing for mines, head for the Elk Moun tains, the mineral paradise. 1 HOW TO REACH IRWIN. For people going from Denver and Northern Colorado the Buena Vista route seems generally preferred. But starting from Pueblo, Cleora, or Alamosa, these are the following routes and distances : Cleora, Bale’s house to Poncha; Springs, 6 miles; Poncha Pass toll j gate, 4 miles; Mountain Pass, 7 miles; j Joe Sargent’s, 13 miles; Owen’s, 7 miles; Parlin’s ranch, 12 miles; Gun nison City, 12 miles; Teachout’s ranch, 9 miles; Walmsly’s ranch, 7 miles ; King’s ranch, 7 miles; Ruby- Camp 5 miles. Total distance from Cleora, the nearest railroad point on j the D. & R. G., to Ruby Camp, 89 j miles. Alamosa to* Williams’ ranch, 11 miles; Green Brother’s, 25 miles; Russell Springs, 9 miles; Saguache, j 18 miles; Rock Cliff Dairy, 13 miles; | Parlin’s, 22 miles; Gunnison City, 12 mile; Teachout’s, 9 miles; Walmsly’s 7 miles; King’s, 7 miles; Ruby Camp, 5 miles. Total distance from Alamosa to Ruby Camp, 139 miles. It will depend entirely upon the ; party and its purpose, as to which will be the most desirable way to go in. If for the season it is cheaper and better to provide ones own outfit; and take it in a party from four to six, whether on business or pleasure, can purchase their outfit of wagons, horses, commissary tents, and all the essen tials and live well, say for a season of five months, for from three to four dollars per week. Such parties can either camp out or stop at ranches. If loaded it will be about a twelve day’s trip. It is about a three day.’s trip in a light rig or on horseback. Individuals will find it cheaper to buy a pony and saddle and stop at ranches. Irwin has now a tri-weekly mail. Efforts have been put forth to have a j daily mail line established direct from j the railroad terminus to this point, and j a distinct line established between here j and Gunnison. As the matter now stands our mail arrives at Gunnison, and there it is assorted with not as much care as it should be, especially the newspaper mail, as there is more or less complaint among our citizens about receiving it. The next day is consumed in forwarding it to Crested Butte, where it is again changed, ar riving at its destination the following day. Now that our mails are so large and increasing daily, we think it both practical and profitable for the authori ties to establish a daily through route from the railroad. Irwin is becoming a very important place, now that she is known to the outside world, and eastern men with capital are here looking after mining interests, and the delay of our mails very often works to a disadvantage in business transactions, and much to the detriment of our camp. Last Friday we were visited by Col. Isaiah Weston, an old ’sper, in honor of whom was named the renowned Weston Pass, of this state. The Colonel was in the mountains twelve years without seeing an American wo man. He was also on intimate terms with that well-known Indian fighter, Kit Carson. At one time he was a prominent printer, and worked on the ! . . j I Rocky Mountain News, in Denver. ; Is 56 years old, and has a wife and family here with him. His history is an interesting one, and in all prob j ability it will appear in our columns I at no distant day. We are under many obligations to our friend J. M. Blakey, of the Elk Mountain saloon, for a large list of subscribers he procured for us from Gothic and Crested Butte. If a few more of our citizens would take such an interest in the public good, as does Mr. Blakey, our town would soon have a boom second to none in the west. Blakey is a “ rustler,” and don’t you forget it. A half interest in the Little Maggie claim, located north of Elk point, has been bonded to G. B. Thompson for $2,000. It is owned by J. H. Havron 6 Co., and has a well defined quartz vein, 23 inches wide on the surface. Blakey & Rogers, of the Elk Moun tain Saloon, opposite the postoffice, brought the first barrel of whiskey into | Irwin. It was purchased from the | wholesale and retail store of Gustav Levi & Co., Gunnison. INFORMATION DESIRED. I Any person knowing the where- 1 abouts of Patrick W alsh, son of John ; Walsh, St. Marth. Canada, can con fer a favor on his brother, Martini Walsh. Irwin, Gunnison Co., Colo. *-| RUBY HOME RESTAURANT. partnership notice. I have this day associated with me E. B. VanTuyl, in the restaurant and baking business, on Ninth street, op-! . posite the postoffice. Having added i more room to our dining room, we ' have better facilities to accommodate our customers, and will guarantee per fect satisfaction. Thanking my cus ! tomers for past favors I still solicit your patronage. Come and see us if you want a good, square meal. Geo. B. Spahr. June 10, 1880. - DAVY BROWN, Proprietor of The Central Meat Market AT THE OLD STAND, TENTH ST., lEWIU, - - COLO. —— —5 Ruby Homo RESTAURANT! BY SPAHR k VANTUYL Ninth St., Opp. Postoffice, IRWIN, j DAISY LODGINGS! The only first-class lodging house in town. Nice Spring Cots, Soft Mattresses and Neat Bedding. Rear of Postoffice, Ruby Camp. Hou Ton Lodging HOUSE! NINTH STREET, ABOVE POSTOFFICE, IRWIN Browning & Kirkpatrick, Propr’s. Clean Beds, Now Outfit ami Everything Firstf Hum. ' H. R. HAMMOND, COMMISSION, FORWARDING AND STORAGE CORN, HAY, OATS, FLOUR and GRAIN, <*s>.,Prompt sales. Consignments and correspondence j solicited, at huge warehouse oil Maiu street, opposite i the postofllce. I C3-ULTIsrLSOHr, - COLO* CRESTED BUTTE ! Tin’s town is located at J"CJISrCTLOLT OUT COAL CREEK, SLATE RIVER, WASHINGTON GULCH, i AND EAST RIVER. Equally distant from RUBY CAMP, MINES OF SLATE RIVER, GOTHIC AND 7 v Wanliiiigtou G-uloli. PLEASANTEST LOCATION OF ANY TOWN IN THE DISTRICT PROSPECTORS, SPECULATORS & TOURISTS' Wiil find it the best place for their HEADQTJABTEES. I For further information and town lots applay to CRESTED BUTTE TOWN GO. ! _ FOR i COAL! LIME! EASTERN AND NATIVE j LUMBER ! SHINGLES, Xiath., Sasli, Doors, GrL^YSS, Building Paper, Etc, Etc. G-o to H.F. SMITH, Crested - Butte, THE RUBY Mining AND REAL ESTATE COR. NINTH ST. AND AVE. F. —o— BOUGHT AND SOLD. Town Lots for Sale. j Irwin, Rot)}' Cup, CoL THE PIONEER JOURNAL OF RUBY CAMP. THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT J Gives Reliable and Accurate Information Relative to the many RICH MINES \ l i i OF THE i I Great Gunnison Minornl Fields. AND THE OPENING OF THE UTE RESERVATION! [ TO THE IE i i IWHITE MAN! j PUBLISHED AT ' ] Irwin, Colorado), .A.T — $3 .A. YEAR THE BEST i ADVERTISER * IN SOUTHERN I COLORADO !j J. E. BLACK & CO. DEALERS IN HARDWARE, DRUG-» AM’S MESICINES, AGENTS FOB Hazard Powder ; ALL DESCRIPTION'S OF TOOLS, STEEL IBO2ST, PICKS, SSCOVESS, 1 GADS, WHEELBARROWS, ETC. j CORNER TENTH ST. and AYE. E. ' IRWIN, COLORADO. —o— j We h ave eight six-mule teams, j loaded at the end of the track, destined ! for Irwin. , ! MiolEoll c&3 Owens, ! Dealers In Idrtjgs, CHEMICALS, PAINTS. OILS, | GLASS, PERFUMERY, ETC. ; Also a l&rgs stock of , Cigars and Tobacoo. Proscriptions Carefully Compounded. Ninth St., above Postoffice, Irwin. BASYE & CO., EXi 3ELSIOII MEAT MAHKET, Wholesale and retail dealers in Sutter, Eacoßi. I • Also the Leadville * ESTA.USIAiSrT, Who ' cals can be had at 'all hours, day and night. PRICKS REASONABLE. Ave. E., Bet. 9th. and 10th St., Irwin.i Joyce, Prentice and Co, DEALERS IN Tobacco, Cigars\ TIIE FINEST STATIONERY, Books, Papers, Notions, Etc. P. O. BUILDING, - IRWIN. StortleH & Co., (SUCCESSORS TO .lAS. P. KELLY) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Miners’Supplies -A-iTD CLOT ZED XISTG-! 0 WE ARE NOW RECEIVING Tie Largest Stock of Goods U Ever brought to the Ounni >n country, and arc pjejar- i lo furnish the good jieopie of Gunnison and her adjacent MINING CAMPS With articles in this line at prices (Freight Added.) O REMEMBER THE PLACE, KELLYS OLD STAND ON MAIN ST. ja-uxTXTisonsr. i | Forwarding & Gommission. PRINTING! We ate nowpreparod to print CARDS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS. FIXE ENVELOPES, NOTE HEADS, TIME CHECKS, CERTIFICATES, PLACARDS. DISPLAY ui.l4 AND POSTERS, I Denver iSonth Park RH I LEADVILLE, 1 KOKOMO, TEN MILE, GUNNISON VALLEY BUENA VISTA, FAIRPLAY, ALMA, DUDLEY, ST. lOHNS, HAMILTON, BRECKINRIDGE, MONTEZUMA, MORRISON, ! SHORTEST and MOST DIREGT ROUTE j *3P*For all points above. This road passes through I the renowned Platte Canon, and croases the Kenosha I Range, attaining the highest elevation of any r&ilruud | in North America—lo,ooo feet, affording the tourist tad j pleasure seeker the most delightful ami varied moua* | taiu scenery, and the l>©Bt hunting and fishing ground* j Less Staging and Better Time than os Any Other Route. C. W. FISTIEK, A. 8. HUGHES, Gou’l Sup’L Gen'l Fi t A Pui AfA THE OLD"RELIABLE ’ Hannibal&StJo THE PIONEER ROUTE Between tho Missoari d Mississippi Rivers In Spite of Opi**sition i« STILL THE FAVORITE With the trawling puhlie. who Rpprocmte'UioJinany •4- YuntHge* it ultutiL for the comfort ami pieaaure * of its patrons. SMOOTH STEEL RAIL TRACK, ELEGANT DAY COACHES, RECLINING SEAT COACHES. AND PULLMAN SLEEFERS. the o 2sr:r. y litth Running Through Day Coaehen, Reclining Seat Cara and Pulhnuu Slecpcra to O IX I C A. a- O Day Coaches and Pullman Sleepers to TOLEDO Ibr <ugh Day Coaches to INDIANAPLIS AND IS ALWAYS ON TIME. i The public don’t forget this and always take the M OL9 KKKIABLE.” Jno. B. Carson, F. E. Morse, General Manager. Gcu’l Pass. Ag*l ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD, The Popular Southern Kino from Deliver, Koadvilltt and all jxiintri in Southern Colorado, to Atchison, j ha* City, and ail eastern cities. AH passenger trains equipped with air brakes, Mills* j platforms, aud the modern improvements. I Pullman cars on all trains between Pueblo tfc# I MLstouTi river. j Tlie only line via Colorado-Springs and Manitou. 1 i Through ticket* on sale at all the principal atationA Rate* always a.i low aa by other line*. Baggage checked to duetiuatiou. T. ANDERSON, Gen'l T'kt Ag't, Denver, Colo. DENVER I AND | rio ghande r. r. The only and moat direct line to COLORADO SPRINGS, ! MANITOU, I I PUEBLO. CANON, LEADVILLE, SILVER CLITP, EL MOBO, TRINIDAD, ALAMOSA, and all ponm IN: THE SAX JTAX COtXTRY, SOimX fOLDIUDO AND NEW MLXICO. Connecting at Pueblo with trains on the A-, T. A8- F# K'y for all points north, eaist and south. EXCURSION TICKETS On eaV toColorado Springe, Veta Peas and Alemnee Equipment the best, and rates aa low aa the low Ml. , For further information, apply to S. R. AIN3LIK, G. F. A I*. Ag't, Denver, Colo. S. A. SHEPPERD, T’kt Ag’t, Denver, Coio. T. F. Brown, Station Agent, IMh AWynfnok rireMT Deyyer, Colo